Apple bids farewell to iTunes after 18 years

Well, it’s official, Apple is killing off iTunes.

After a massive 18 years side by side, Apple has announced they’ll split the iTunes software across three apps – ending it in its current form.

The app was originally set up as media player back in 2001, championed by the early generation iPods and iPhones, before the music store was built in to devices.


The next versions of the Mac operating system will see iTunes app replaced with ‘Music’, ‘TV’ and ‘Podcasts’.

They’ll operate as their own applications, sourcing, playing, purchasing and storing their own media.

The switch will be rolled out in the next version of macOS, which will be released later this year.

Its set to be called ‘Catalina’.